Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wordplay with the CCEE

Today is Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day, so Lois asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card/project with something that starts with the three letters in HUG.

I must admit I was baffled......I had plenty of H's and G's, but could not think of U's that would relate to a got creative. we go....

H = hydrangea
U = unlayered
G = green

Can;t wait to see what the others did with this challenge, especially with that dang U.  If you want to see how creative the team got, stop in at the CCEE Blog and find out.

By the way, if this card seems a bit familiar, it is because during the DTGD event on Splitcoast, I made a pink and white version with a different sentiment.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Going ODD with the CCEE

Today is Odd Day, so Lois asked us to use an odd number of something on our cards.  I have one image,  three words in my sentiment and three brads.

I used a stamp set by Craft's Meow.  In real life, this is bright white, not muddy like it appears here.

Be sure to check out the 'odd' creations by the rest of the team at the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Belated B'days with the Crazies

Our Crazy4Challenges goal this week was to add a belated b'day card to our card stash.  Even though most of us have lots and lots and lots of cards, we still somehow forget to mail them on time.  So this challenge will help us make our friends think more kindly of us.....when we forget their b'days.....we hope!!!!!

I used a very cute mini set from Taylored Expressions.  Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the belated wishes of this fabulous (but sometimes late) design team.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Check Out the News with the CCEE

Lois, our CCEE Stampers hostess for September, asked us to use newsprint in our creations as today is Newspaper Carrier Day.  I 'fudged' a bit.  I used a background stamp of Chinese newsprint.  This is a really simple card.  I die cut the fern image and layered it over the Chinese newsprint image.  Then I added a sentiment.  I have been trying to make cards that are easily mailed with a single stamp.  I am 'building' stashes of all occasion cards for holiday giving.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the newsprint creativity of the rest of the team.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Crazies Get Inspired

On the Crazy4Challenges Blog you will see the inspiration colors and pictures we were to use for this week's challenge.  I went with some of the colors and also the floral aspect of the image.  The only stamping done was the sentiment.  I used an MFT die cut for my lacey panel, an Impression Obsession die for the hollyhocks, and a Just Rite die cut for the back panel.  I embossed the background and added a touch of bling to the hollyhocks.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations inspired by this challenge.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The CCEEers Play with Herringbone

This week the CCEE Stampers have a technique challenge.  We were to use the herringbone technique to create our background.  There is a fabulous tutorial for this on Splitcoast.  Once you cut your strips, it is very easy.

I did mine with what I consider to be more masculine colors.  I always have lots of feminine cards, but am lacking with the masculine category.  I did not put a sentiment as this card could be for many occasions.  When I use it I will add an appropriate sentiment.

Now......try to take the time to go to the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous cards the DT created with this technique.  They will inspire you!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy 3rd B'day, Teddy!!!

Today is Teddy's third how time has flown by. He is our rescue Shih Tzu, and is one of the loves of our lives.

Happy Birthday, Teddy!!! 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Crazy4Challenges and Animals

Helen is the Crazy4Challenges hostess for August, and this week she asked us to use at least one animal on our cards/projects.  She added the twist of NO Bears or Bunnies!!!

I went with a pig.......this is from an old SU stamp set.  In real life, this is pretty in pink, but when I tried to get rid of the '"muddiness' of the photo it changed into a hot, hot. hot pink, so I left it muddy as the color is more true to life.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the menagerie of animal creations....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The CCEE Stampers Go Back to School.......

Well......that is not completely true.......I am NOT going back to school, but I will be attending my 9th First Day of School Breakfast for Retired Teachers that we have each year.  It is a great day when all of the retired teachers gather to celebrate that we are NOT going back to school.  Sounds terrible, doesn't it.......but most of us put in 35 or more years of teaching, and are now onto new and less demanding adventures now.  (I find it amazing that this will mark the start of my NINTH year of retirement.  Time has truly flown by.

Not much stamping here......The sentiment is all the stamping I had to do and it is an SU stamp.  The rest of it is designer paper from DCWV.  The scissors are buttons.  I cut the shank off and glued them as 'decor' on my card.

Be sure to check out the other Back to School 'treats' at the CCEE Blog.